FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – DECEMBER 3, 2017

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT   –   December 3, 2017  –  ADVENT ELSŐ VASÁRNAPJA
VÁLASZOS ZSOLTÁR: Téríts meg minket, Istenünk, * ragyogtasd ránk arcodat, és szabadok leszünk.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

THIS SUNDAY’S MASS: 11:00 AM, For Anna Németh, by Family

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK: 

December    4 Monday  9:00   AM No intention requested
December    6 Wednesday  9:00   AM For János Pádár, by Frank Dobos
December    8 Friday  7:00   PM For living and deceased members of Kőrössy Family, by Kőrössy Family
December    9 Saturday  5:00    PM For deceased members of Béres Family, by Family
December  10 Sunday 11:00  AM For Dr. Gyula Nádas, by Family

ANYONE WISHING TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM OR CONFIRMATION, please contact the Rectory as soon as possible.

CONFESSIONS  before each Mass and by appointment.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Mary Nemeth, Bev Kimar, Fred Glunz, Anna Padar, Maria Mueller, John Kőrössy.

TODAY— FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT, beginning of the new liturgical year.  During Advent we recall the time when mankind was waiting for the promised Messiah and also personally prepare for the celebration of His birth and second coming.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 IS THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, ALSO THE PATRONAL FEASTDAY OF THE UNITED STATES.  It is a Holyday of Obligation.  Mass will be celebrated here Friday evening at 7PM.

NEXT SUNDAY—YOUTH MASS . We will also remember St. Nicholas whose feast is during the week.  We welcome all to Mass and to the humble agapé afterwards when we greet all whose birthday is in the month of December.

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT ST. EMERIC’S:  As indicated earlier, we will be bidding farewell to the old year and welcoming the new in our church hall December 31. Dinner menu: Appetizers (cold) including potato salad, vegetable salad, stuffed eggs, meatballs, chicken nuggets, followed by main menu of Pork roast in the Bakonyi mode with mashed potatoes and cod fillets in lemon sauce with rice. Dessert tiramisu.  After midnight lentils and wieners. The price includes an aperitif drink and champagne.  You may bring own drinks.  Cost is $50. for adults,   $25. for students and free for children under 10.  Children are welcome.  Music by DJ Laszlo Bohar.  During the evening and included in the admission price, there will be drawing for cash prizes. Reservations must be made by December 27 by calling either Piroska Beodray: 440-356-8985 or Marika Zsula: 216-676-5863.

THE SCOUT REGÖS GROUP is selling nut and poppyseed rolls in cooperation with the Transylvania Bakery Shop for $15.  Orders can be placed by calling 216-470.6335.

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT SUNDAY for the retirement fund for the sisters, priests, and religious. Please be generous!

THANK YOU: Sincerest thanks to all who wished me a happy birthday and name day last Sunday.  It was a joy to experience all the kindness from so many, the generous gifts, and, of course, the “humble” agapé fit for a king.

Year End Service and New Year’s Eve Party: On Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. the First Hungarian Reformed Church of Walton Hills will hold the Year End Service and at 7.00 p.m the New Year’s Eve Party. The menu is: Appetizer, Temesvári Pork Roast with mashed potatoes, Beef Paprikas with dumplings, Dessert. After midnight: bean soup, lencsefőzelék, (lentil), virsli, (sausage). Music by Hegedeos Band (members of 4) Special raffle before midnight. First prize: LED TV. Second prize: Laptop. Third prize: Tablet. And many more great prizes! The ticket price is $48 before December 15th, and $50 after December 15th for adults and $12 for children, ages 10-16 years. (Party of 8 or more people $45 each before December 15th.) Kids party is separate. Please make your reservation via email at fhrcwh@gmail.com or by phone at 440-786-7272. Please leave a message, in English or in Hungarian, and we will call you back.                         All are welcome!

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